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11 Best Yoga brands that let you nail your asanas in style

11 Best Yoga brands that let you nail your asanas in style

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Text: Joan Kong


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In conjunction with the International Day of Yoga, here are 11 top yoga brands you should be wearing for your next workout sesh

Workouts aren't always fun, but cool and comfy gym clothes can definitely make it a whole lot better. While kickboxing and spin classes have become more popular as of late, yoga will always have a special place in our heart for its oh-so-gentle moves—it's great as recovery exercises in between high-intensity workouts, or simply on its own. Need a guide to the best yoga brands to add to your workout closet? From popular brands such as Lululemon and Alo Yoga to lesser-known labels that should also be on your radar, we've got you covered with our list.

 

Below are 15 top yoga brands you can add to your activewear closet:

Lululemon

 

 

It's impossible to mention yoga brands without thinking of Lululemon, and the brand—founded in 1998—was credited to have kick-started the athleisure market. Although its price point is on the high side, they're well worth the money thanks to its quality and fit-there's a reason why everyone is obsessed with their leggings (us included)! It's also the only brand that has a standalone store in town, so if you'd like to try on the pieces, you know where to check them out. Oh, if you haven't heard, the brand has recently unveiled a new skincare line, too.

Shop the brand here.

 

Alo Yoga

 

 

Trailing right behind Lululemon in terms of social media following, is American label Alo Yoga. The brand strongly believes in the studio-to-street concept, where not only the clothes, but the "consciousness from practice on the mat" is put into the practice of life. A favourite among It-girls such as Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner, Alo Yoga is loved for its array of trending styles which include cropped tanks and cool outerwear.

Shop the brand here.


Athleta

 

 

Owned by Gap Inc., Athleta is a premium fitness and lifestyle brand that places an emphasis on "durable designs that offer superior fit and shaping". But what caught our attention, is its plus, petite and tall ranges that cater to different body shapes, as well as the post-mastectomy sports bras that are co-created with breast cancer survivors. The brand also has an Athleta Girl line for younger girls, and 60% of the styles offered are sustainable.

Shop the brand here.

 

Outdoor voices

 

 

The American women and men's athletic apparel may only be six years old, but with 359k followers on Instagram, it's one of the most popular activewear brands around. What first caught our attention are the amazing colour combinations that will make any mundane classes fun. They even offer wrap skirts that can be layered over its signature FreeForm styles.

Shop the brand here.

 

Carbon 38

 

 

You know you're in good hands when the brand's founders come from an athletic background—Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak are both classically-trained dancers. Aside from selling their own brand, the Carbon 38 website is also an e-commerce platform for performance-wear. Check out their high-shine Takara and Prismatic offerings that will make you stand out in a sea of plain leggings.

Shop the brand here.

 

Sweaty Betty

 

 

According to Business Insider, London-based Sweaty Betty is dubbed as one of Lululemon's biggest competitions, and it's known for its luxurious range of designs that flatter every figure. The brand's yoga range is comprised of reversible pieces, light-support bras and wait for it—bum sculpting leggings. Shop away!

Shop the brand here.


Onzie


Pronounced as "Own-Zie", the brand was created by a practitioner of Bikram Yoga who has over 20 years of experience. Although they pride themselves in its traditional yoga wear offerings, Onzie also has fun, vibrant designs such as tie-dyes, leopard motifs, camo prints and more. Aside from that, all of its pieces are made with a free-flow fabric technology that's quick-drying and will keep your body cool.

Shop the brand here.

 

Beyond Yoga

 


Designed by women for women, LA-based Beyond Yoga is one of the few brands that actively shares a message of inclusivity, not only with its size offerings, but also through its campaigns. All of its pieces are available in a wide range of sizes, from XXS to 3X, and a maternity line is made for mums-to-be too.

Shop the brand here.

 

 

Girlfriend Collective

 

 

The brand can be summed up in six words: ethical manufacturing, sustainable materials, and epic performance. For one, each Girlfriend Collective compressive legging is made from 25 recycled water bottles—how impressive is that? Aside from that, for a quality as good as theirs, their price point is generally lower than most of the brands listed here.

Shop the brand here.

 

Varley

 

 

Based in LA and London, Varley's design philosophy blends the former's active lifestyle with the latter's cosmopolitan elegance. While the designs are more muted compared to some of the bolder brands in our list, you can count on the brand to elevate its pieces with interesting details, be it honeycomb-shaped mesh details or panels of leopard print.

Shop the brand here.

 

The Upside

 


Founded by Australian model Jodhi Meares, the Sydney-based brand has gained a cult following from celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kim Kardashian and Karlie Kloss in its five years of launch, and it's not hard to understand why. The designs—that strike the right balance between fashionable and functional—is the perfect pick for your yoga classes to brunch after.

Shop the brand here.

 

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